What is K-pop?
K-pop or Korean Pop is the internationally popular, aesthetic-driven, style-bending, trendsetting, music genre of the 21st century. Originating in South Korea, K-pop draws influence from a range of genres like pop, experimental, rock, hip-hop, R&B, electronic, and dance.
First generation K-Pop
Once the K-pop stardom recipe was discovered the first generation of Kpop stars ushered in. H.O.T is considered to be the first true K-pop idol group because the group was highly manufactured and made up of trained pop stars.
Kpop became a global phenomenon
They call it Hallyu, the Korean wave. K-pop has become a truly global phenomenon through its distinctive blend of addictive melodies, slick choreography and production values, and an endless parade of attractive South Korean performers who spend years in grueling studio systems learning to sing and dance in synchronized perfection.